Opening the Gates
An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing 2nd Revised edition
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Opening the Gates by Margot Badran
Book DescriptionPraise for the first edition: "An impressive collection of more than 50 pieces-essays, poems, folktales, short stories, memoirs, film scripts, lectures/speeches-by Arab women challenging the widely accepted view of Middle Eastern women as submissive non-thinkers to whom feminism is a foreign concept." -Booklist "Anyone interested in good writing should read [Opening the Gates]. Here are first-class stories with the energy and freshness we expect from a beginning." -Doris Lessing, The Independent "This collection of stories, speeches, essays, poems and memoirs bears fierce testimony to a tradition of brave Arab feminist writing in the face of subjugation by a Muslim patriarchy."-Publishers Weekly "This impressive collection of writings by Arab women...represent[s] a powerful series of vignettes by women who were both insightful and gifted, into the lives of women who have lived 'behind the veil' over the last 100 years."-Arab Book World "An expression of indigenous, intrepid feminism in the Arab world."-Ms. "Opening the Gates succeeds not because of its methodology, but because of the stories the women tell."-Voice Literary Supplement
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253217035
(237mm x 157mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Margot Badran
Feminists, Islam and Nation, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Margot Badran
Drawing upon a wide range of women's sources - memoirs, letters, essays, journalistic articles, fiction, treatises, and extensive oral histories - this title shows how Egyptian women assumed agency and in so doing subverted and refigured the conventional patriarchal order.
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Author Biography - Margot Badran
Margot Badran is Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion and Preceptor at the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa at Northwestern University. Her books include Feminists, Islam, and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt, as well as Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist: Huda Shaarawi, which she translated, edited, and introduced. Her permanent residence is in Cairo, Egypt. miriam cooke is Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture and Chair of the Department of Asian and African Languages and Literature at Duke University. Among her publications are War's Other Voices: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War; Women and the War Story; Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism through Literature; and a novel, Hayati, My Life. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.
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